Join us at MHA’s annual program to review the final IPPS inpatient rule- we’ll cover all of the critical changes and updates important to hospitals. Learn from expert speaker Valerie Rinkle during this virtual session as she covers important updates surrounding IPPS 2023.
- Financial updates to standardized amounts
- Changes to codes, and new and potential MS-DRG group changes and recalibration
- Potential payment penalties under the Inpatient Quality Reporting and Electronic Health Record Incentive programs
- Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) uncompensated care payments
Valerie Rinkle, President, Valorize Consulting
Valerie Rinkle is President of Valorize Consulting as well as a regulatory specialist for HCPro. She has more than 35 years’ experience in healthcare policy, finance, strategy, and revenue management operations. Her expertise spans all CMS reimbursement methodologies and the operational capabilities necessary to effectively achieve accurate and defensible payment. She has extensive hospital chargemaster, OPPS and physician fee schedule, and provider-based departments experience.
Valerie also has significant experience in leading compliance due diligence in support of M&A as well as defense strategies surrounding OIG, DOJ, RAC and other audit agencies including state Medicaid programs. She has served as an expert witness in litigation.
Valerie is a frequent public speaker including as an annual presenter on OPPS at the Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Policy by the American Health Lawyers Association where she co-presents with CMS representatives.